Enterprise social networking platforms are only the beginning of the story of social software for the enterprise. Rypple offers a more focused suite of applications for recognizing employee accomplishment, boosting performance, and reinventing the performance review process. Rypple aims to encourage ongoing, public recognition of employees by their managers or their peers--a process it has validated at customers including Facebook.
Salesforce.com acquired Rypple in April, making it part of the family of cloud-based social software that includes Chatter.
Rypple can function as a stand-alone app, or as an add-on to enterprise social networks like Jive or Chatter.